About The Festival
The Alliance Française French Film Festival has firmly established itself as the largest French cultural event on New Zealand’s national cultural calendar. Following more than a seven-fold increase in attendance figures since 2012, the festival is one of the largest and fastest growing French film festivals outside France.
Following the success of the 2016 Festival, which marked 10 years of celebrating the best of French cinema, the 2017 Festival will feature over 30 of the finest films from France and French-speaking regions. As New Zealand’s premier event celebrating French culture, the 2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival will continue to bring scintillating French cinema to an audience spanning 12 cities around the country.
From more intimate films to big entertainment, the 2017 Festival will offer a wide range of genres and themes, showcasing many talents.
The full AF FFF 2017 programme will be available online and in print from Thursday 2 February 2017.
Highlights from the Festival
The Alliance Française
The Alliance Française is a worldwide, non-profit network of associations dedicated to the promotion of French language and culture. The first Alliance Française was founded in Paris in 1883 and it has been active in New Zealand for 120 years.
There are now 819 Alliance Française organisations worldwide including 9 in New Zealand and 1 in Cooks Island, all of which offer social as well as cultural activities. 7 of them (in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Nelson, Palmerston North and Wellington) also provide French language classes to nearly 3,000 students altogether.
The Alliance Française maintains strong ties and implements quality cooperation with cultural and educational local institutions. They work closely with the Cultural Service of the French Embassy to arrange linguistic and artistic programming.
The French Film Arts Trust
The French Film Arts Trust
The French Film Arts Trust (FFAT) is a non-profit entity dedicated to the promotion of French cinema in New Zealand and the organiser of New Zealand’s prestigious Alliance Française French Film Festival.
Screening in twelve cities nationwide from February to April each year and following more than a seven-fold increase in attendance figures since 2012, the festival is one of the largest and fastest growing French film festivals outside France.
The Trust comprises a mix of experienced business people and advocates for French culture in New Zealand. The Trustees are nominated by the Alliances Francaises of New Zealand and are proud to bring a selection of the best French films to New Zealand screens every year